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Dragon w/ matches, indeed! By the end of Franklin's Tower no less than a whole pail of water is called for. Listening with earbuds on my cell phone. What a glorious mix!
Subject: GREAT SHOW
This recording is awesome. The only thing I don't understand is at around 8:35 on Goin' Down the Road Feeling Bad you can hear the beginning of Cold Rain and Snow and there is pretty significant pause before Not Fade Away starts. Was this just a teaser or was Cold Rain and Snow cut out of the recording? I know Jerry used to tease songs like Dark Star, but I don't know if he did the same thing with this one.
Subject: matrix 1977/04/23
Beautiful sounding matrix. If I could pick a setlist from this era, this is about as close to what I would have handpicked. Great show
Subject: hey now !
my first show
pierpont, umass, green blotter, so fun.
thank you for the mix and memories Hunter.
Subject: Outstanding Matrix
A pleasure to listen to, just the right AUD mixd in for that bit of "live: atmosphere. Thank you. Gman
Subject: MOST AMAZSING loser, ROUND &ROUND sick oocontrooll!!!
Pure sugar& spice all of it, ditto to all other posts.Folks it goes sick outrageous at 2/3 thr round
A must hear! we should highlight these amazing songs of the show!!!!!
Subject: My first show
Rode the rail in front of Jerry :>
Subject: Glorious matrix sound,
and one of my favorite shows.
Subject: Help on the Way/ Slipknot
absolutely splendid, inspiring, and deep... lets'go
Subject: Peak Dead
Starts at amazing, then takes it up a notch. Not just a remarkable performance, but also a tour through highlights of the Dead's songbook. Naughty and nice, tough and sensitive, primal and sophisticated all at the same time; this is the Dead in top form.
Subject: The joyful Grateful Dead!
It didn't take very long for me to realize the abounding joy I was feeling... life was, and is, beautiful. I realize it fully. I awaken. The true self lives, though does not breathe nor sleep. But I am alive to be a witness to all beauty. So I will write of what I hear... this Grateful Dead concert, and the many ways they convey the beautiful sentiments in each song. Sugaree, quickly enough, brings all those sentiments, and through each song they roll along with all the beautiful meaning. It has brought them 12 years, moving in such way, that their music manifests a single constant which is change. As all the songs beautifully rise out of the years, we all know what is to come without a name for it. So here is 1977, and the very near beginning of another such great year. I can already hear, and feel it, within the bouncing rhythms reaching through my speakers
Subject: fire a must
drums are deff. calling this show
Since 77 -
Subject: You owe it to yourself!
I admit to being a bit of a "soundboard snob" in the past. Only the very highest quality of audience recordings could keep my interest and matrix recordings were just a strange idea. I have since repented of that way of thinking and embraced the matrix thing in a big way. And nobody does the matrix better than Hunter Seamons. As someone else suggested, Hunter Seamons is to the matrix recording what Charlie Miller is to the soundboard. Very high praise indeed! I am on a quest to listen to - and collect - all the matrix jobs that Mr. Seamons has produced. This guy is a true artist and a crack technician.
OK, as you may already know, this is an outrageously great show from a year of proven vintage. The playing quality is off the charts. These April shows have just a little different feel than the June shows of this year, and I'm not sure I am the wordsmith to articulate just HOW it is different. How about this: April is not quite as slick and polished as June, and April's vibe is just a little more laid back and "fun". If you are not yet convinced about the whole matrix thing, just listen to this show, give it a chance. A close listen may just make you a true believer in the whole matrix idea. Many thanks to Hunter Seamons. You, sir, are a genius!
Subject: Agree, this is the best matrix
Wow, they all should be like this. I can see it, smell it, practically taste it.
Subject: Amazing Show and Recording
Incredible performance. not necessarily the best of '77 (after all, it was one of the Dead's best years) but certainly one of the best to listen to if you consider mix. GREAT Matrix, really puts you there. Also Keith who was fading out at this stage of his career sounds fantastic, which is refreshing.
This is a must listen for all fans
Subject: More gold from 77
Another 77 gem. Fantastic versions of the 77 classics performed to perfection. Great sound to boot.
Subject: AWESOME technology shares the spirit of the art!
WOW this is beyond amazing sounding! I cannot believe it, truly puts you there! Part of that IS the spatial aspect provided by the AUD source, but just a hint or it is distracting. I had preferred Charlie Miller soundboards to jam to with my electric guitar, but this show may have sold me on the Matrix. Best Ive heard ()which isnt many)
The best projects are done out of love rather than for money...and that is well exemplified here. GOD LOVE YOU!
The truth is the truth even if nobody believes it!
Subject: As good as is gets!!
As incredible as this set list looks on paper...
The playing and sound deliver THE GOODS!!!
Truly a miraculous from start to finish.
Bravo Hunter!! Thank you Al Gore.
Subject: First time
Trying to go back and fill in the pieces, things I havn't given a real good listen to. This one I don't think I have ever listened to.
High energy. Some songs I think were never as good as some of these 77 versions could be. Cassidy, music, Bertha all were so tight during this year.
Lots of jamming during this show, very creative, Keith is in fine form.
Jerry Flubs lyrics during help on the way but still amazing stuff.
Subject: Love it.
Oh man, this is nuts. Yet another Spring '77 barnstormer. I love(d) it when Jerry would get so excited that it would actually discombobulate his guitar playing (Scarlet -> Fire ... on fire!). THIS is the mix people should be downloading a zillion times, not the other one (okay, so how about both)! One year and about 5 months after this show I would become a freshman at U.Mass. and hitchike down I-91 to Springfield for Dead and Little Feat concerts, and they'd be playing at our Spring Fling Concert with Patty Smith as the opener! If only I'd graduated from high school a year earlier ...
Subject: Jaw Dropping Good
This is an incredible specimen. It's exactly how a matrix should sound. Just enough crowd from the audience source to relive the show scene while complementing a beautiful soundboard. Keith is on fire, just listen to him kick start Estimated with a slide down the keys. Thanks Hunter!
Subject: Front Cover
Subject: Stop it...this is getting ridiculous...
Seamons has done it yet again. Sound on this is fan-freakin-tastic. Perfect balance and clarity. And the show more than lives up to the sound quality. Great, great performances of "standards" as well as some surprises. The Slipknot may be one of my favorites, with Keith doing some really neat stuff on the synth. And the Frank's just blows up, taking the crowd along for a ride into a whirlpool of crazed joy. Oh, yeah, and the NFA is just way too silly. This is some excellent stuff here brought to you in a stunning Matrix. Once again we are in your debt for producing such quality work.